Kaizer Chiefs could turn to Stuart Baxter and Molefi Ntseki as the successor to Gavin Hunt who was relieved of his duties as head coach.
Chiefs announced that Hunt's three-year contract had been terminated with immediate effect after just eight months at the helm amid their dismal domestic form which saw them win only two of their last 17 games.
The club's historic run to the CAF Champions League semi-final was not enough for the four-time league winner to retain his role until the end of the season.
KickOff.com understands that Baxter and Ntseki were informally sounded out for moves to the club, with the latter said to have initially been contacted for a potential technical director and academy role.
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However, the departure of Hunt will now see Amakhosi fast-track a replacement, with the Champions League semi-final against Botola giants Wydad Athletic Club on the horizon.
Baxter is currently unattached after being sacked from Indian Super League club Odisha in February, while Ntseki worked as his assistant at Bafana Bafana, before his one and a half-year spell as the senior national team head coach.
While Chiefs have identified the duo as potential candidates to complete the 2021/22 season, Soccer Laduma reports that no agreement has been reached with either Baxter or Ntseki as things stand.
The Soweto giants have since placed assistant coaches Dillon Sheppard and Arthur Zwane as interim coaches as they seek a swift replacement for Hunt.